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USC Celebrates Broccoli’s Centenary With Bond, James Bond

Screenings, panel discussions, memorabilia exhibit set for Nov. 6-8.

The USC School of Cinematic Arts pays tribute to James Bond producer Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli to celebrate his centenary.

The Oscar-winning producer and his legacy will be the subject of panel discussions, screenings and an ongoing exhibit of memorabilia Nov. 6-8. Panels and screenings will be in USC’s Norris Theater.

Broccoli’s first Bond film was 1962’s "Dr. No, " which he produced with EON Productions partner Harry Saltzman. Saltzman sold his shares of the company in 1975 after nine Bond films.

Broccoli and his wife, Dana, along with their children Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, have parlayed the Bond series into 22 films to date, the longest-running in film history.

Panel discussions, on Saturday and Sunday evenings, will cover the Bond films as well as Broccoli’s producing career. Panelists include "Quantum of Solace" director Marc Forster, frequent Bond screenwriters
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, action director Vic Armstrong, Broccoli’s children and iconic Bond film actors Richard Kiel (Jaws) and Maud Adams (Octopussy).

The exhibit of Bondabilia will include an early draft of the "Dr. No" script, the metal teeth worn by assassin Jaws in "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker," the title weapon from "The Man With the Golden Gun" and costumes worn by Bond girls Halle Berry and Jane Seymour.

The memorabilia display will remain in the Hugh M. Hefner Exhibition Space in the George Lucas Building Lobby, east wing of the SCA complex at USC, through early 2010.

Admission to the events is free and open to the public.

For a complete schedule of events and to RSVP, visit the

event site.